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Disease scare prompts closure of Springfield School District pools - KY3 KY3Disease scare prompts closure of Springfield School District poolsKY3SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - The Springfield School District temporarily closed its two natatoriums where its high school swim teams practice and compete. The Springfield-Greene County Health Department recommended the closure after a student came down with ...and more » ...

'I saw the bullets go through the drywall:' Springfield resident describes shooting - Springfield News-Leader Springfield News-Leader'I saw the bullets go through the drywall:' Springfield resident describes shootingSpringfield News-LeaderA 21-year-old college student said he has no idea why his Springfield residence on the 1000 block of South Missouri Avenue was shot 10 to 15 times early Tuesday morning. Three bullet holes were visible in the room of Dalton Scaggs, a few feet ...

Springfield trash collectors concerned about their future - KSPR KSPRSpringfield trash collectors concerned about their futureKSPRSPRINGFIELD, Mo. There could be changes to the trash collection system in Springfield, and it has some local business owners worried. City leaders are considering regulating the process, like many other cities. But many people in Springfield are saying ... ...

Springfield leaders want tougher rental housing rules - KY3 KY3Springfield leaders want tougher rental housing rulesKY3SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - The city's Building Development Services director, Chris Straw, presented what he calls a “long overdue” set of changes to the City's Nuisance and Housing Code (City Charter, Chapter 74) to the City Council on Tuesday. It's an effort ...and more » ...

Springfield landlord accused of violating a tenant's rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act - KSPR KSPRSpringfield landlord accused of violating a tenant's rights under the Americans with Disabilities ActKSPRWe've told you about complaints against Chris Gately and 417 Rentals before. But now, one woman says she has proof he crossed the line. Judy Stalker has rented a house from Chris Gatley for more than three years. She hasn't had any problems until ...

Concerned about repeal of Obamacare, Springfield protesters rally - Springfield News-Leader Springfield News-LeaderConcerned about repeal of Obamacare, Springfield protesters rallySpringfield News-LeaderAbout 30 supporters of the Affordable Care Act rallied at one of the busiest intersections in Springfield Tuesday morning to voice their concerns over Republican lawmakers' plans to repeal the health care law. The protest began at 8 a.m. and lasted ...and more » ...



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Indian court acquits actor Salman Khan of using illegal arms
FILE- In this Nov. 11, 2015 file photo, Bollywood actor Salman Khan attends a promotional event for his upcoming movie 'Prem Ratan Dhan Payo' in Mumbai, India. An Indian court has on Wednesday, Jan.18, 2017 acquitted top Bollywood star Khan of the charge of using unlicensed arms while hunting for rare blackbucks in a western India wildlife preserve 18 years ago. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool, File)NEW DELHI (AP) — Top Bollywood star Salman Khan was acquitted Wednesday of the charge of using unlicensed arms while hunting for rare blackbucks in a wildlife preserve 18 years ago.

Seoul court considers arrest of Samsung de facto head
Lee Jae-yong, center, a vice chairman of Samsung Electronics Co. is questioned by reporters upon his arrival at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, South Korea, for a hearing Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. The Seoul Central District Court will decide whether to arrest Lee after prosecutors requested the arrest earlier this week. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court is considering whether to approve the arrest of Samsung Electronics vice chairman Lee Jae-yong, one of the country's wealthiest business leaders, on charges of bribery and other offenses.

Gambian President Jammeh declares state of emergency
FILE PHOTO - Gambia's President Al Hadji Yahya Jammeh attends the plenary session of the Africa-South America Summit on Margarita IslandGambian President Yahya Jammeh declared a state of emergency on Tuesday after refusing to hand power to opposition leader Adama Barrow, who won an election last month. State televison said the emergency would prevent a power vacuum while the supreme court rules on Jammeh's petition challenging the election result. Regional leaders have threatened to intervene militarily if Jammeh does not step down and on Tuesday a senior Nigerian army source said Nigeria and other West African states were preparing a military force.

British tour operator evacuating 1,000 Gambia holidaymakers
Tourists walk past a cafe on the street in BanjulBritish tour operator Thomas Cook started evacuating nearly 1,000 holidaymakers from Gambia on Wednesday after President Yahya Jammeh declared a state of emergency on his final day in office, increasing the chances of civil unrest. In a statement on its website, Thomas Cook said it had activated its contingency plans and was laying on extra flights in the next 48 hours to remove 985 package tour customers from the tiny West African nation. It was also trying to contact a further 2,500 'flight only' tourists in Gambia to arrange for their departure on the earliest available flight, it said.

Nigerian air force kills 52 in strike on refugee camp: MSF
Injured people are comforted at the site after a bombing attack of an internally displaced persons camp in RannBy Lanre Ola MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigeria's air force killed at least 52 people and injured 120 in an air strike on a refugee camp in the country's northeast on Tuesday, a spokesman from Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said after the military earlier disclosed the strike was meant to target Boko Haram militants. MSF said the strike occurred in Rann in Borno state, the epicentre of the jihadist group's seven-year-long bid to create an Islamic caliphate. Nigerian General Lucky Irabor, a regional military commander, located the incident at Kala Balge, a district that includes Rann.